The Red Violin has a lasting hold on all the lives it has touched. From its creation in 17th century Italy, to the courts of Imperial Vienna in 1790, to Victorian England, to the People's Republic of China in the 1960's, and finally, to a modern day auction house in Montreal, the violin has been at the center of controversy, adventure, love and passion. It is the mythical power of this unique instrument that draws Charles Mortiz (Samuel L. Jackson) into its web and incites him to action, just days before it is to be auctioned off.
Manufacturer: Sony Pictures
A 16-year old girl (Academy AwardÂ® winner Jennifer Connelly, Best Supporting Actress, A Beautiful Mind, 2001) is given 13 hours to solve a dangerous and wonderful labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King (David Bowie). Celebrate the 30th anniversary of this beloved fantasy classic from visionary filmmaker Jim Henson, now fully remastered in 4K. Sarah (a teenage Jennifer Connelly) rehearses the role of a fairy-tale queen, performing for her stuffed animals. She is about to discover that the time has come to leave her childhood behind. In real life she has to baby-sit her brother and contend with parents who don't understand her at all. Her petulance leads her to call the goblins to take the baby away, but when they actually do, she realizes her responsibility to rescue him. Sarah negotiates the Labyrinth to reach the City of the Goblins and the castle of their king. The king is the only other human in the film and is played by a glam-rocking David Bowie, who performs five of his songs. The rest of the cast are puppets, a wonderful array of Jim Henson's imaginative masterpieces. Henson gives credit to children's author and illustrator Maurice Sendak, and the creatures in the movie will remind Sendak fans of his drawings. The castle of the king is a living M.C. Escher set that adults will enjoy. The film combines the highest standards of art, costume, and set decoration. Like executive producer George Lucas's o...
Manufacturer: Warner Home Video
Brand: Warner Manufacturing
An American in Paris (BD)Synopsis: Winner of six Oscars(R) including Best Picture, this sparkling musical showcases the incomparable Gene Kelly with the lovely Leslie Caron amid the glorious melodies of Gershwin. Director: Vincente Minnelli Actors: Leslie Caron, Gene Kelly Awards: ACADEMY AWARD - BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY ACADEMY AWARD - BEST COSTUME DESIGN ACADEMY AWARD - BEST DIRECTOR ACADEMY AWARD - BEST ORIGINAL STORY ACADEMY AWARD - BEST PICTURE ACADEMY AWARD - BEST SCORE ACADEMY AWARD - BEST SCREENPLAY ACADEMY AWARD - BEST SET DECORATION AFI - TOP 100 MOVIE AFI - TOP 100 PASSIONS ZAGAT SURVEY MOVIE SELECTION]]>
Manufacturer: Warner Home Video
Brand: Warner Manufacturing
It Happened on 5th Avenue (DVD)As he does every winter, hobo Aloysius T. McKeever (Victor Moore) moves in to a mansion on New York City's 5th Avenue while its owners are away for the winter and invites all his hobo friends in from the cold. But this Christmas, Mary O'Connor (Ann Harding) comes home unexpectedly after a quarrel with her boyfriend to find her house occupied by jovial street dwellers. To make matters even worse, her father (Charles Ruggles) disguises himself as a hobo to get an invitation to stay in his own home -- and keeps his identity secret in this perennial Christmas favorite about rediscovering family and the joy of being together.]]>
Manufacturer: 20th Century Fox
The story follows a poet (McGregor) who defies his father by moving toMonmarte, France, the 19th century equivalent of Andy Warhol's Factory.He falls into the world of Toulouse-Lautrec (Leguizamo) and hisentourage, and is drafted to write a nightclub spectacular. In this seedworld of sex, drugs and electricity, he begins a passionate butultimately doomed love affair with the club's highest paid star andcourtesan (Kidman).
Manufacturer: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Ease on down the yellow-brick road with The Wiz, starring superstars Diana Ross and Michael Jackson! Relive all of the magic of this beloved musical when Dorothy is whisked away to the enchanting wonderland of Oz, where she encounters the Scarecrow, the Tinman and the Lion. The Wiz features spectacular musical numbers from legendary producer Quincy Jones and an all-star cast including Lena Horne, Richard Pryor, Nipsey Russell and Ted Ross. With a digitally remastered picture and the unforgettable soundtrack in new 5.1 surround sound, it's an experience of the land of Oz unlike anything you've seen before!
TCM Greatest Classic Films: Best Picture Winners (4FE) (DVD)CASABLANCA Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) "sticks his neck out for nobody." Then she (Ingrid Bergman) walks back into his lifeâ€¦with her Resistance-leader husband. "Our candidate for the best Hollywood movie of all time" (Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide), directed by Michael Curtiz. MRS. MINIVER One of Hollywood's most memorable spirit-lifters about an idealized England confronting the terror of World War II. Greer Garson (a formidable Oscar-winning title-role performance), Walter Pidgeon and Teresa Wright star; William Wyler directs. GIGI Thank heaven for the bubbly fun and glorious Lerner and Loewe music! Gigi (Leslie Caron) goes from girlishness to glamour and desires more than the lush life of suitor Louis Jourdan. With Maurice Chevalier and Hermione Gingold. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Gene Kelly plays an ex-GI who loves Paris and an alluring (but engaged) shop clerk (Leslie Caron in her beguiling screen debut). Dazzling dances and a stunning ballet finale are spun around songs and music by the Gershwins.]]> Turner Classic Movies' Greatest Classic Films Collection: Best Picture Winners collects four movies on two double-sided discs, with top picture quality and the bonus features that appeared on disc 1 when three of those films were released on two-disc sets. Often cited as the best movie of all time, Casablanca (1942) pairs the tragic lovers Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman on the eve of World War II, and the movi...
High School Musical 3: Senior Year (Single-Disc Theatrical Version)
Manufacturer: Walt Disney Video
Brand: Buena Vista Home Video
It's time to celebrate as Disney's phenomenal HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL hits new heights in HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3: SENIOR YEAR! Fresh from the big screen, this motion picture extravaganza delivers nonstop entertainment from start to finish! It's almost graduation day for high school seniors Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Chad, Ryan and Taylor and the thought of heading off in separate directions after leaving East High has these Wildcats thinking they need to do something they'll remember forever. Together with the rest of the Wildcats, they stage a spring musical reflecting their hopes and fears about the future and their unforgettable experiences growing up together. But with graduation approaching and college plans in question, what will become of the dreams, romances and friendships of East High's senior Wildcats? Find out what happens to all your favorite characters in the big screen musical sensation, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3: SENIOR YEAR! It's a fabulous celebration the whole family will love! Bonus features include: Theatrical Version Of The Movie, Cast Goodbyes The Cast Of HSM 3 Bids An Emotional Farewell To East High High School Musical 3: Senior Year is the third film in Disney's record-smashing series, and the first to debut in theaters rather than on the Disney Channel, and while many of the elements are the same, the film is at times bigger to accommodate the big screen. All the usual characters are back, but not for long: it's senior year, and the classmates are all facing t...